Are you tired of the messy adhesives and slippage that comes with wearing dentures? Do you have a broken or severely cracked tooth that is causing you pain? Maybe you have missing teeth that are making you self-conscious or making it hard for you to eat properly?
You might be wondering if dental implants could solve these problems for you?
No matter which situation describes you, Dr. Poorva Parnaik at Dental Creations in Medford, NJ, would like to inform you about dental implants to discover whether they can be a solution for your dental problems.
So join us as we review 5 reasons that you might get dental implants installed.
1. You are missing one or more of your natural teeth.
Missing teeth from your smile can make you self-conscious about smiling, talking or eating in public. Dental implants can fill in the space where your natural tooth once lived, restoring your smile to the look and functioning of a complete, natural smile.
2. You have a severely cracked tooth or a broken tooth.
If you have a cracked or broken tooth, a dental crown or a dental implant may be your only options. Although dentists usually want to save as much of the natural tooth structure as possible, the best option might be an extraction followed by an implant to replace the problem tooth, depending on the amount of damage. If an implant is needed, rest assured, it will be designed to look and function just like one of your natural teeth.
3. You have loose-fitting partials or dentures.
Loose-fitting dentures or partials can be exasperating to deal with on a daily basis. Implants are an excellent alternative to dentures and partials because they do not need to be removed to be cleaned, nor do they need adhesives to stay in place, being permanently embedded into the jaw. Therefore, you’ll no longer have to worry about your dentures becoming loose or falling out in public while you’re talking or eating.
4. You are starting to experience bone loss (in the jaw area).
Dental implants can actually help prevent the loss of bone tissue in your jaw. The part of the implant that gets placed in the empty socket of the jawbone and acts as the root of the artificial tooth is made of titanium or zirconium, which naturally bond to the bone tissue through a process called osseointegration. This process enables the implant roots to stimulate the growth of jaw bone tissue just like the natural tooth roots would, lessening the chance of the bone deteriorating over time.
5. You have a sunken-in look to your facial appearance.
Have you ever noticed the sunken-in or caved-in look of the mouths of some denture-wearers? This is, unfortunately, a common problem for patients who wear dentures caused by bone loss at the site of the missing teeth as they grow older. Since dentures do not stimulate bone growth as implants do, the bone tissue continues to deteriorate over time, resulting in the sunken-in, appearance. Dental implants resolve this problem by stimulating bone growth in the jaw around the implant through osseointegration. However, if the jawbone has eroded too much, bone graft surgeries may be necessary before the socket has enough healthy tissue to support an implant.
Dental Implants in Medford, NJ
Live in or near Medford, NJ? Call Dental Creations at 609.365.0673 for an implants consultation with Dr. Parnaik or schedule with us online. We look forward to helping you smile your best smile!